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[tor-talk] Tor 0.3.2.8-rc is released
Tor 0.3.2.8-rc is released. If you build Tor from source code, why
not fetch it from our download page and try it out? If you use
precompiled packages, then there should be releases soon. There
probably won't be a Tor Browser release for this one; this issues
fixed here are mainly (but not exclusively) relevant to relays.
Changes in version 0.3.2.8-rc - 2017-12-21
Tor 0.3.2.8-rc fixes a pair of bugs in the KIST and KISTLite
schedulers that had led servers under heavy load to overload their
outgoing connections. All relay operators running earlier 0.3.2.x
versions should upgrade. This version also includes a mitigation for
over-full DESTROY queues leading to out-of-memory conditions: if it
works, we will soon backport it to earlier release series.
This is the second release candidate in the 0.3.2 series. If we find
no new bugs or regression here, then the first stable 0.3.2 release
will be nearly identical to this.
o Major bugfixes (KIST, scheduler):
- The KIST scheduler did not correctly account for data already
enqueued in each connection's send socket buffer, particularly in
cases when the TCP/IP congestion window was reduced between
scheduler calls. This situation lead to excessive per-connection
buffering in the kernel, and a potential memory DoS. Fixes bug
24665; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the December 6 2017 Maxmind GeoLite2
o Minor bugfixes (hidden service v3):
- Bump hsdir_spread_store parameter from 3 to 4 in order to increase
the probability of reaching a service for a client missing
microdescriptors. Fixes bug 24425; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (memory usage):
- When queuing DESTROY cells on a channel, only queue the circuit-id
and reason fields: not the entire 514-byte cell. This fix should
help mitigate any bugs or attacks that fill up these queues, and
free more RAM for other uses. Fixes bug 24666; bugfix
o Minor bugfixes (scheduler, KIST):
- Use a sane write limit for KISTLite when writing onto a connection
buffer instead of using INT_MAX and shoving as much as it can.
Because the OOM handler cleans up circuit queues, we are better
off at keeping them in that queue instead of the connection's
buffer. Fixes bug 24671; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
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